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Kwanzaa. An African American Heritage Celebration . Kwanzaa is a seven-day cultural festival that celebrates African American heritage. The Origin of Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa was created by Dr. Maulana Karenga of United Slaves Organization in 1966 .

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Kwanzaa
Kwanzaa

An African American Heritage Celebration


Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a seven-day cultural festival that celebrates African American heritage.


The origin of kwanzaa
The Origin of Kwanzaa

  • Kwanzaa was created by Dr. MaulanaKarenga of United Slaves Organization in 1966.

  • It was offered at that time as an African American alternative to Christmas.

  • It is celebrated from December 26 to January 1.


What does kwanzaa mean
What does Kwanzaa mean?

  • Kwanzaa is Swahili and means "first fruits."

  • Swahili is the native language of several countries in east Africa and is learned as a second language by many other people.


The seven principles of kwanzaa are
The "Seven Principles of Kwanzaa" are:

  • Unity/ єдність

  • Self-Determination/ самовизначення

  • Collective Work and Responsibility/ колективна робота і відповідальність

  • Cooperative Economics/ спільні економіки

  • Purpose/ мета

  • Creativity/ креативність

  • Faith/ віра


Kwanzaa

These seven principles emphasize traditional African values.


Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa decorations include African art, colorful cloth, kinaras, and fresh fruits.

Gifts are given mainly to children, but must always include a book and a heritage symbol.


Kwanzaa

kinara is a candle stick holder. Seven candles are put in the holder: three red, one black, and three green.


Kwanzaa